We’re getting an early Christmas present from the good people at BlackBerry this week, after the company revealed that a new white version of the Passport will be shipping at the start of December.
The new version of the oddly shaped BlackBerry device doesn’t sport any differences internally, but looks completely refreshed with its stylish new design.
Quietly revealed by the Canadian company last week, the white BlackBerry Passport is currently available for pre-orders in the North American country for $699 (CAN), working out at £400 in the UK.
The good news is that the white version of the Passport will be shipped on December 7th, meaning a UK release ahead of Christmas isn’t completely out of the question if you’re eager to pick it up.
Of course, we’ll have to wait and see what BlackBerry say before confirming a UK release for the device, but there’s no reason we can think of as to why the new colour scheme wouldn’t be a success over here.
Rumours of another Passport handset have also made the rounds of late, and they were seemingly confirmed last week as well after an eagle eyed tech fan spotted a red/black colourway of the device online.
This second new handset will be available as a limited edition over Black Friday (28th November), for a yet unannounced price which is expected to either match the white device or even cost slightly more.
Seeing as this more modern black and red version is a limited edition, it’s not likely to be hitting the UK too quickly, although it could be brought to Great Britain sometime at the beginning of next year.
These new looks help give the Passport some more fashionable designs to match its great spec sheet.
Making home for a 4.5” square touch screen, the Passport boasts some incredible power under the hood.
A Snapdragon 801 chipset accompanies 3GB RAM under the hood, whilst a quad-core 2.26GHz processor also makes an appearance.
If photography is more your cup of tea then the Passport shouldn’t disappoint with its 13 megapixel rear lens and 2 megapixel selfie snapper, whilst a 3,450mAh battery keeps it going for as long as possible.
Finally, BlackBerry has returned to its roots by including a physical QWERTY keyboard once again, which will obviously reach out to many former fans of the manufacturer on the business market.
As previously stated, there are no confirmed details from BlackBerry about UK releases for these newly designed handsets, so as we get more information we’ll be sure to share it with you!
Written by Luke Hatfield